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Fort Erie Multicultural Centre

Provides reception, settlement, language skills training and community connecion programs to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants living or in transition in the community of Fort Erie. Services include: Information and referral to community and social services * assistance with immigration procedures and paperwork, finding housing, health care and child care * assistance with school registrations and language assessments, * help filling out government forms including housing, and identity forms * assistance with transportation and navigating the community (ie where to shop, find a doctor, dentist, library, etc) * access to transitional housing, legal aid, legal services and immigration consultation services * assistance with notarization of original documents and language translation Refugee Reception -- service located at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, provides information and hospitality services for refugee claimants on their day of arrival * assistance with shelter and destination referrals across Ontario and Canada * assistance with family connections * information / orientation to procedures associated with the refugee claim process in Canada. Supportive counselling -- provides short-term counselling to clients who encounter difficulties with adjusting to life in Canada and assistance in overcoming these challenges. English Language Instruction -- provides English language classes in partnership with Niagara Catholic District School Board (located at St John's South Campus, 54 Jarvis St) Community Connections -- group activities for newly arrived refugees and immigrants to welcome newcomers to the community and promote community engagement * help to establish social and professional pathways and networks* trained volunteers assist with focus on citizenship, civic engagement and career development * youth leisure, sport and recreation programs in partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Volunteer opportunities available for community projects and events, conversation partners, employment mentors, youth programs and after school programs. Public computer with internet access and telephone for local calls available.

Application

Call or drop in

Languages

English; French; Spanish; Russian

Physical Access

Partially Accessible

Fees

None

Last updated:15-Aug-19
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62 Jarvis St, Fort Erie, ON L2A 2S4